Before the T20 World Cup, a 3-match T20 series is to be played between India and Australia. The first match will be played on 20 September in Mohali. This series is being told as an opportunity to prepare for the World Cup. In such a situation, everyone thought that both the teams would come with their best playing XI, but before the start of the series, Australia’s team did the game. He did not send his 4 star players with the team. These four players are David Warner, Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc and Marcus Stoinis. It was said that Warner will rest from this series, while Marsh, Starc and Stoinis are injured.
A few days ago these players were playing in the series against New Zealand, so how did they suddenly get injured. This thing is not easily digestible. What can be the reasons behind this, let us understand in 3 points…
1. The Australian team wants to keep its players fresh
Australia’s team does not want to tire its star players. If the players remain fresh, they will perform better. Recently, in the Asia Cup, it was seen that Afghanistan played 2 matches in two consecutive days. In the first match, he gave a tough challenge to Pakistan, but the next day against India, his players looked tired.
Most of the Indian players took advantage of this. Virat Kohli even scored a century against Afghanistan. Therefore, the Australian team would not want to throw their full strength against India.
Australia would like to enter the World Cup with full energy. This could be the biggest reason that she has not come to India with her main team.
2. Kangaroos don’t want to expose match winners
Australia’s team played its last match against New Zealand on 11 September. Mitchell Starc was part of the team in this match and he bowled 9.5 overs. He conceded 60 runs and also took 3 wickets, but was told for the series against India that he suffered a knee injury.
Australian opener David Warner has been rested from the series. In his place, Cameron has been made part of the Green team. Green will play in the series against India, but he is not a part of the World Cup squad.
Mitchell Marsh who played a very important role in Australia getting the 2021 World Cup. He will also not be a part of the series. He played his last match on 28 August. The Australian board said he had an ankle problem. Marsh is also a part of the World Cup team and is a key player of the team.
Another key player in the team, Marcus Stoinis, was also dropped. It was said that he had a strain in his muscles. Whereas, he also played his last match against New Zealand on 8 September.
These four players have proved themselves many times for Australia. David Warner was the Player of the Tournament in the last T20 World Cup. At the same time, Mitchell Starc has been the Player of the Tournament of the 2015 ODI World Cup. Mitchell Mars and Marcus Stoinis are considered Australia’s trump cards due to being all-rounders. Therefore, just before the World Cup, Australia does not want to expose these four players to a strong rival team like India.
3. Australia does not want to reveal its strategy
Australia’s team was the champion of T20 World Cup held in 2021. This time this mega tournament is being held in his house. In such a situation, he would like to have the trophy in his name. India is considered a strong contender to win the World Cup. In such a situation, Australia would not want the Indian team to know the planning of their key players during the series. That is why it is believed that Australia stopped four of its match winners from coming to India.
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